Ur­bans unite in Syd­ney

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AUS­TRALIA’S

most fa­mous cou­ple, Ni­cole Kid­man and Keith Ur­ban, have been re­united in Syd­ney — just days af­ter a wo­man claimed she’d had a long-run­ning af­fair with the trou­bled coun­try mu­sic star. Ur­ban, who had spent the past cou­ple of months in re­hab for al­co­hol abuse in the United States, re­port­edly flew back into Aus­tralia yes­ter­day to be with his wife of six months. The cou­ple were caught by pa­parazzi leav­ing the United In­ter­na­tional Pic­tures of­fice in the city yes­ter­day. Hold­ing hands, the cou­ple said noth­ing to the wait­ing snap­pers and quickly left in a lux­ury black car. It’s the first time Ur­ban has been home since the cou­ple’s lav­ish and ro­man­tic June wed­ding at Manly. He had been due to present an award at Novem­ber’s ARIAs, but with­drew af­ter he checked him­self into re­hab in Oc­to­ber. He has pre­vi­ously ac­knowl­edged a for­mer ad­dic­tion to co­caine. But Kid­man was in Syd­ney just be­fore Christ­mas. The cou­ple gave no sign of ten­sion fol­low­ing an Amer­i­can model’s claim of an af­fair with Ur­ban which she said ended only a month be­fore his wed­ding to Kid­man. Amanda Wy­att, a 23-year-old part-time model who met Ur­ban at a bar, said their re­la­tion­ship be­gan in 2004 and con­tin­ued un­til May, the month be­fore Ur­ban and Kid­man mar­ried. ‘‘I’m sorry if I hurt Ni­cole but I just want to tell the truth and move on,’’ Wy­att told Bri­tain’s The Mail on Sun­day. ‘‘I hope that she finds hap­pi­ness with him but Keith is a deeply trou­bled man. Ur­ban was also seen be­ing in­ti­mate with Wy­att in Oc­to­ber, around the time Ur­ban checked him­self into the Betty Ford re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion clinic. Wy­att said she con­tin­ued to see Ur­ban reg­u­larly even af­ter find­ing out of his bur­geon­ing ro­mance with Kid­man in mid-2005. ‘‘I guess I knew he was see­ing her but he was also see­ing me,’’ Wy­att said. ‘‘He wasn’t mar­ried so I still held out hope that they were just hav­ing some kind of pub­lic­ity re­la­tion­ship. ‘‘You have to un­der­stand, Keith was a star and I was a no­body, but even by his stan­dards Ni­cole was a su­per­star.’’ Wy­att says their re­la­tion­ship lasted long af­ter he be­gan see­ing Kid­man. ‘‘When we made love he never used pro­tec­tion,’’ Wy­att said. ‘‘He told me that he liked that I didn’t pres­sure him to get mar­ried or have ba­bies.’’

Keith Ur­ban and Ni­cole Kid­man in April

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